Free Comic Book Day 2018

Free Comic Book Day 2018 is here! Here’s a list of stores in the area participating and what they’re up to! As usual, Happy Harbor & Variant Edition are hosting the biggest celebrations but there’s more out there too!

Please note that any store that didn’t have an update on their Social Media but was listed as participating by is included on this list.

(Side note is that although The Comic Shop doesn’t sell new issues and won’t have this year’s lineup, they’re still going to be giving away free comics from their back issue selection)

Cars 2 Collectibles @ Wetaskiwin Public Library (Wetaskiwin)

Comic Fever

Happy Harbor Comics:

Come celebrate the greatness of COMICS with us!
On Saturday May 5th, we’ll be giving away 1000s of comics for free – and so much more!

They’ll be…
– Face painters!
– Lego building!
– Superheroes! (and maybe some villains)
– A store-wide sale!
– Awesome food truck eats from Smokehouse BBQ (vegetarian option available)!
– Amazing morning entertainment from Jordan the Juggler, ~eclipse fusion~ and DJ Ricardo!
– Amazing evening entertainment from Lilith Fair – Drag Queen Official, Brother Octopus and White Label Demo!

And get some custom art made as part of our annual Edmonton’s Food Bank drive from one of these amazing artists;
Tony Esteves
Vic Malhotra
Catherine Dubois
Adam Slusar
– Dakota McIvor
Kyle Hack
Jasmine Hume
Tracey Risser

Come for the free comics, stay for the fun events, and give a little back to the community – all part of a great day!

Some conditions apply. Full details on our website;

Hyperspace Comics (Spruce Grove)

​This is the 2nd year Hyperspace celebrates FCBD, offering the community a fun, family-oriented event where everyone can find a comic they’ll enjoy. This is actually our 1 year anniversary as we opened last year on FCBD. The whole store will be on sale 10% & up, there will also be draws for awesome prizes, give aways and of course…cake!

Dress up as your favourite hero or character and get an extra draw entry!

The whole store will be on sale!
20% Off Back Issue Comics
10% Off almost everything else, some items are up to 40% Off
Yes that means all board games, t-shirts, posters, action figures, Star Wars Legion/Armada/X-Wing, Magic the Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, Funko Pops, New Comics and supplies are all on sale!

Quantum Comics (Camrose)

Make the jump to light speed, and join us for an epic combined celebration of both Star Wars Day (May the 4th), and Free Comic Book Day (May the 5th)! There will be Free Comics, Cosplay, Kids Crafts, and a galaxy-sized sale. Come on down to Quantum Comics, in a galaxy not so far away!

Spruce Grove Public Library

Gamers, super fans, and comic book characters unite! Celebrate Free Comic Book Day and release your inner super hero at this annual event. Specials guests, workshops, virtual reality, facepainting, contests, prizes and more!

Thunderground Comics & Collectibles (St. Albert)

Variant Edition:

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! A day unlike any other. Experience what the comic book medium has to offer and bring friends!

Each and every year, the comic book industry celebrates FREE COMIC BOOK DAY by… well, by giving away free comics, and we want to invite you to our big event!

It’s also our THIRD ANNIVERSARY! It’s been an eventful year, and we want to thank you all for your support in a safe space where we can all share in our love of pop culture together.


We’re extremely proud to have these wonderful creators in the store with their many wonderful comics and contributions.

They were both part of the recent GOTHIC TALES OF HAUNTED LOVE anthology – which folks who frequent our shop are sure to love!

ALLISON PAIGE is a queer, non-binary artist from Edmonton who makes comics, games, and mistakes with equal enthusiasm. You can follow their work on twitter at @rabbitcourage, or on their website,

AMBER NOELLE is based out of Edmonton where she creates fantasy sculptures and queer comics. She tells stories with a range of themes including romance, monsters, exploration and hope. You can see more of her work on Twitter (@artcrashamber) or tumblr (

Warp One Comics and Games

Warp 2 Comics and Games

Join us for fun, prizes, treats, and sales for one day only!!!
Image/Aftershock’s Kyle Charles will be doing sketches as well!!
Open 10-6

Warp 3 Comics and Games

We Have Issues Collectables

Free Comic Book Day Free-For-All May 5!

As per usual, we will be slinging comics on Whyte Ave while supplies last!
BUT we will also be celebrating with:
– free copy of DC NATION #0!!!!!!
– 2 for 1 graphic novels (we will be trucking even MORE books in for the day)!
– 2 for 1 on all comic sets and $2 comics!
-$14.99 on all nerdy shirts!
– $10 piggy banks
– 50% off games!
– Enter to win a Thanos #13 1st print. Entry form with purchase, 1 day draw!

West Edmonton Coin & Stamp

Wizard’s Comics and Collectibles (Sherwood Park)

Wizard’s Comics & Collectibles (UofA)